Anthems of the World – Boston Landmarks Orchestra premieres Roustom

“Fired by local pride, some of Western music’s most passionate works are closely identified with their cultures of origin.”  The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is a summertime tradition for Boston residents. Founded in 2001, the orchestra is comprised of local professional musicians. On August 9, the ensemble shared a concert of music from across the globe.… Read More Anthems of the World – Boston Landmarks Orchestra premieres Roustom

Daron Hagen – Wintergreen Festival Orchestra performs work for orchestra

The Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Russell Smith, recently performed Daron Hagen‘s Postcards from America (1996). The performance took place as part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival on August 5, 2017. This work received its premiere in 1996 and was co-commissioned by the Oakland East Bay and Waukesha Symphony Orchestra. Postcards from America is… Read More Daron Hagen – Wintergreen Festival Orchestra performs work for orchestra

Grant Park debut of Roustom work earns positive reviews

On July 12, 2017, conductor Fawzi Haimor led the Grant Park Orchestra in a tour-de-force program, which included the Midwest premiere of Syrian-born composer Kareem Roustom‘s Ramal. The performance was met with widespread enthusiasm from critics, both for the Grant Park Orchestra’s performance under Haimor’s leadership and for Roustom’s music. John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune… Read More Grant Park debut of Roustom work earns positive reviews

A Dog’s Life — Daron Hagen’s film score commission

The Wintergreen Music Festival commissioned Daron Hagen to compose a new sixty-minute orchestral score for the silent Charlie Chaplin classic film, A Dog’s Life. The world premiere, scheduled for July 28, 2017, will be conducted by Festival Artistic Director Erin Freeman. A Dog’s Life (1918) is an American short silent film, starring writer and producer Charlie Chaplin. The… Read More A Dog’s Life — Daron Hagen’s film score commission

James Eakin joins faculty of Centenary College of Louisiana

Dr. James Eakin has joined the faculty of the Centenary College of Louisiana Hurley School of Music as professor of theory and composition. Eakin has been a composer-in-residence with the Turtle Creek Chorale, Resounding Harmony, and The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.  His compositions have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall in San… Read More James Eakin joins faculty of Centenary College of Louisiana

University Interscholastic League adds works from E. C. Schirmer & Galaxy Music

Two works from the E. C. Schirmer Catalog were added to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Prescribed Music List. The Music Program of the UIL is designed to support and enrich the teaching of music as an integral component of the public school curriculum in the state of Texas. Each year approximately one half million… Read More University Interscholastic League adds works from E. C. Schirmer & Galaxy Music

Grant Park Music Festival & Fawzi Haimor – Kareem Roustom Premiere

Conductor Fawzi Haimor led the Grant Park Orchestra in a tour-de-force program featuring Haydn’s final symphony, London, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, and the Midwest premiere of Syrian-born composer Kareem Roustom‘s Ramal. The concert is scheduled for July 12, 2017. Fawzi Haimor recently completed his tenure as Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and is set… Read More Grant Park Music Festival & Fawzi Haimor – Kareem Roustom Premiere